There was a time when it was required that we gave blood sacrifices for our sins. The sacrifices had to be unblemished and pure. Then there came a time when God, in His infinite love for us, made a way for us to be forgiven without having to give sacrifices. God chose Mary, a virgin of pure heart and love for God to birth a child, Jesus, to become our blood sacrifice.
The true gift of Christmas is the gift God gave to us when he sent his son to die as a sacrifice for our sins, thus giving us a path away from hell and toward Heaven.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
--Proverbs 27:6 (King James)
Gracious Lord, fill my life with the spirit of love and sacrifice. I bless you for the deep fellowships and tender intimacies; and on the eve of this Christmas ask your blessing for all, as my heart rings with joy for those whom I love. Amen.
Title: Mary Did You Know
By: Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry
CCLI Song #: 839225
Copyrights: 1991, 1993 Rufus Music, Word Music, LLC
I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
--Job 29:15 Revised Standard
Almighty God, you guide me in the direction where I may choose a useful life; open wide my heart as well as my eyes, that I may early see my work and be diligent in its prosecution. Reveal to me, when I may have failed, that I may do better tomorrow. Amen.
Today's Uplifting Song:
Written by: Amy Grant, Beverly Darnall, and Tommy Simms
CCLI #: 1608730
Copyrights: 1994 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing
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"Through Christ and scriptures, you will find hope and redemption."